Fairy/Fish Sticks | Outlearn Activity Guide

‘Fairy/fish sticks’ is a magical outdoor activity that looks at taking you on great adventures. This allows children to better understand how to tie knots, nature, their environment and to express creativity.


  • Willow/Ivy
  • Coloured Fabric/Felting Wool
  • Wool
  • Scissors


Weave green willow into fish or fairies, adding more willow or creeper stems to decorate.

Wrap brightly coloured fabric or felting wool round a bendy stick. Wind knitting wool over the top to secure it in place.

Tie your willow fish or fairy to the end of the stick, and then go off outdoors for some bouncy adventures.

Safety Tips

Use good practise when using secateurs, and wash your hands after the activity.